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Corporate Governance and Sustainable Enterprise

Introduction

​​​​​​​​Business responses to the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability range from ad hoc and project driven through to strategic and integrated. This module will investigate the drivers, approaches and barriers for corporate actors to realise sustainable business practices with special emphasis on developing country contexts and particularly South Africa. 

 

 

Target Audience

This module is aimed at individuals working within, or looking to engage further with the corporate sector. 

What does it cover

Key themes to be explored include the range of activities that corporates could be undertaking in order to transition towards embedding sustainability into organisational culture, leadership and strategy. In this module, we take  a systems perspective to explore corporate governance and responsible investment practices as part of the broader context in which businesses operate. We also look at the role of partnerships and collaboration in the transition to sustainable business. 

Participants should anticipate to:
  • Gain a core understanding of the fundamentals of what constitutes a sustainable business and their role in the transition to a sustainable economy, as a consumer, employee, entrepreneur and citizen;
  • ​Engage in debate on whether corporate sustainability reflects a genuine shift in attitudes and behaviour;
  • ​​Identify opportunities to realise organisational and systems level ​changes.​
  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

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    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

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    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​The successful participant will be equipped to:
    • describe the basic functions of general management and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • read, understand and analyse financial statements to determine the financial health of an organisation and manage a budget for profit purposes
    • develop  a basic marketing plan
    • draw up a basic plan to recruit, select and motivate human resources, and manage their performance
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan for a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​The successful participant will be equipped to:
    • describe the basic concept of systems thinking and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial management
    • have a holistic perspective on the concept of the value chain and its impact, and understand the need for the concept within the organisation
    • define clear team development results to achieve optimum performance
    • select the appropriate leadership style to enable positive development of teams and individuals
    • understand the underlying dynamics of power and position, and to use this to reflect on personal responses to power in a team
    • understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership styles, and how own style impacts the team
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan developed for an existing organisation or a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​The successful participant will be equipped to:
    • describe the basic concept of systems thinking and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial management
    • have a holistic perspective on the concept of the value chain and its impact, and understand the need for the concept within the organisation
    • define clear team development results to achieve optimum performance
    • select the appropriate leadership style to enable positive development of teams and individuals
    • understand the underlying dynamics of power and position, and to use this to reflect on personal responses to power in a team
    • understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership styles, and how own style impacts the team
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan developed for an existing organisation or a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​The successful participant will be equipped to:

    • describe the basic concept of systems thinking and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial management
    • have a holistic perspective on the concept of the value chain and its impact, and understand the need for the concept within the organisation
    • define clear team development results to achieve optimum performance
    • select the appropriate leadership style to enable positive development of teams and individuals
    • understand the underlying dynamics of power and position, and to use this to reflect on personal responses to power in a team
    • understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership styles, and how own style impacts the team
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan developed for an existing organisation or a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​​

    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​

    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.


    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​

    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • Venue

    Date

    Cape Town;
    Modular
    Starting 14 May 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Modular
    Starting 14 May 2018


  • Gaborone;
    Modular
    Starting 21 May 2018


  • Windhoek;
    Modular
    Starting 04 June 2018


  • Matsapha;
    Modular
    Starting 29 May 2017


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    21 - 22 July 2016


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    30 - 31 August 2016


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    16 - 20 April 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    16 - 20 July 2018


  • Gaborone;
    Short course
    Starting 16 July 2018


  • Windhoek;
    Short course
    06 - 10 August 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Modular
    Starting 11 June 2018


  • Johannesburg;
    Modular
    Starting 04 June 2018


  • Durban;
    Modular
    Starting 23 July 2018


  • Gaborone;
    Modular
    Starting 20 March 2018


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  • Price

    Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
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  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • R22 700 (including VAT)
  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • $4 950
  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • R3 030 including VAT
  • MUR 29 500
  • MUR 29 500
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  • SEED Educational Trust

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  • The Ethics Institute

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  • IDM

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  • Vlerick Leuven Gent

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  • University of Lincoln

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  • Partnerships

    Masterstart

    .
  • Getsmarter

    .
  • The Empowerment Academy

    .
  • Sustainability Institute

    .
  • Old Mutual Investment Group

    .
  • The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)

    .
  • INSEAD

    .
  • Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa

    .
  • Global Natives

    .
  • Mzumbe University

    .
  • SEED Educational Trust

    .
  • The Ethics Institute

    .
  • IDM

    .
  • Vlerick Leuven Gent

    .
  • University of Lincoln

    .
  • Partnerships

    Masterstart

    .
  • Getsmarter

    .
  • The Empowerment Academy

    .
  • Sustainability Institute

    .
  • Old Mutual Investment Group

    .
  • The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)

    .
  • INSEAD

    .
  • Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa

    .
  • Global Natives

    .
  • Mzumbe University

    .
  • SEED Educational Trust

    .
  • The Ethics Institute

    .
  • IDM

    .
  • Vlerick Leuven Gent

    .
  • University of Lincoln

    .